Freeboard Calculation

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by captainx, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. captainx
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    captainx New Member

    My small tanker design with flat deck design mean no sheer deck line. To calculate Freeboard, sheer correction must be calculated. in my case, how do i calculate? Is it need for me to skip the sheer correction?

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  3. Lucya
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    Lucya Junior Member

    Hi, I am refreshing this topic because I have the same question.
    Ship design with flat deck - how does the flat deck affect on minimum freeboard calculation?
    Does the difference from the calculated sheer (1,3 L and 1,6 L from AP/FP) considered as deficiency and need to be added to table given minimum freeaboard or...?

    Thank you.

  4. TANSL
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    TANSL Senior Member

    If the deck is flat, there is no correction for the shape of the deck. Correction for camber would be another thing but I guess there is no camber, so null correction. (Just my oppinion)
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